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MANO

UNE CERTAINE HISTOIRE DE MONTPARNASSE . PARIS

MANO . UNE CERTAINE HISTOIRE DE MONTPARNASSE . PARIS (1)

MANO ARCHITECTURE

Ce récit ouvert souhaite enrichir et nourrir la réflexion du futur aménagement du quartier Montparnasse. Tristan Zara en 1922 le décrivait comme le « nombril du monde de l’esprit ». Il fut un centre mondial des avant-gardes depuis les années folles jusqu’aux expérimentations modernistes des années 70. Continue reading MANO

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Christ & Gantembein . Du Besset Lyon

Vaugirard Social Housing . Paris

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Christ & Gantembein . Du Besset Lyon

A large industrial block in the midst of Paris is to be densified upon the restructuring of some metro’s maintenance workshops. 104 social housing apartments sit on top of a refurbished base with workshops. The 124 m long volume blends in within the traditional Haussmannian street profile, but is enhanced by five «redents» (stepped alignments) which provide multiple orientations to the apartments. The latter are compact and efficient but combined with generous outside spaces. The façade, the sharp edges and the repetition of a single type of window are as much a reference to industrial architecture as a pragmatic answer to a limited budget. Continue reading Christ & Gantembein . Du Besset Lyon

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Peter Zumthor

Dear to Me . 2017

Peter Zumthor . Dear to Me . 2017 (1)

Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner . photos: Markus Tretter © Peter Zumthor, Kunsthaus Bregenz . + KUB

Kunsthaus Bregenz is a distinctive place. Its atmosphere increases awareness, opening the eyes, ears, and pores. For its anniversary year – KUB is now 20 years old – Kunsthaus Bregenz’s renowned architect Peter Zumthor has been invited to stage an exhibition. The Pritzker prizewinning architect has decided to dispense with any kind of traditional exhibition, instead creating spaces, receptacles for thinking, displaying, and listening, for the artistic ventures he cherishes and that have inspired him: Dear to Me. Continue reading Peter Zumthor